"Not dead yet - Java on Desktop" (11:05 - 11:55 on Wednesday)

Gerrit GrunwaldGraphics Freak

Interestingly a lot of people say Java on desktop is dead and yes it is not in the hyped zone anymore. But on the other hand it is still widely used. This session will try to give an overview on Java on desktop and why it is not dead yet. I will give examples for scenarios where Java on desktop really shines and others where you better choose a web application. It will also show the state of JavaFX with all it's different flavours like standard JavaFX on desktop, on embedded, on mobile using Gluon and on the web using JPro. And of course there will be demos for those different scenarios.


Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He has been involved in Java desktop application and controls development. Gerrit is interested in Java-driven embedded technologies based on JavaSE and JavaME embedded. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). Gerrit is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), he co-leads the JavaFX and IoT community, is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.